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Asian Ethical Urbanism: A Radical Postmodern Perspective [Paperback]

By William S. W. Lim & Leon Van Schaik (Introduction by)
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With the impending demise of modernist planning, the footprints and corpses of failed modernist visions are littered everywhere. A vacuum of implementable urban theories has occurred at the time when unprecedented expansion and restructuring of cities in rapidly developing economies are taking place. In this collection of essays, William S W Lim zeroes in on the peculiarities and dynamics of present Asian urban and architectural conditions in order to challenge and transcend the socio-ecological forms and political influences generated by the current system of global capitalism. Part I of this book consists of the main essay, which attempts to establish baselines for an effective formulation of ethical urbanism in Asia, by clarifying issues that have previously been unquestioningly bound up with Western values and discourses. As an architect/urbanist, Lim lends a determinedly spatialist and environmental perspective to issues such as rights, ethics, happiness and social justice, while compelling his readers to rethink previously established notions about them. Part II of this book consists of three city studies on Hanoi, Shanghai and Singapore, completed in the last two years, which attempt to match Lim's theoretical formulation with actual conditions occurring in Asia today. Also included is "Asian Architecture in the New Millennium", a fascinating discourse on contemporary design conducted from a postmodern perspective.

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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 30, 2005
Publisher   World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN  981256313X  
ISBN13  9789812563132  

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